[Noisebridge-discuss] Soda Machine

Chris Murphy chrisnoisebridge at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 22:11:23 UTC 2012

Thanks! I'll be sure to raise my children on it!

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On Feb 22, 2012, at 13:44, Martin Bogomolni <martinbogo at gmail.com> wrote:

> (Molecular structure of Aspartame attached as JPG)
> Chris, aspartame breaks down in one of three metabolic pathways, in
> exactly the same way we break down other proteins in the body.
> Following ingestion, the aspartame is broken down into into its three
> constituent parts: aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol.
> ___All of these substances occur normally in the body___
> Aspartame itself does not enter the bloodstream nor does it accumulate
> in the body.  When you eat a one banana, drink a cup of nonfat skim
> milk, one peach, a 4 oz piece of chicken, or six good sized pieces of
> asparagus... you generate between one and two orders of magnitude more
> methanol than you do by drinking a full six pack of diet soda.
> For example, when you drink that glass of millk?  You get six times
> more phenylalanine and 13 times more aspartic acid compared to an
> equivalent amount of a diet beverage sweetened only with aspartame.
> You also get 18 times as much methanol from breaking down the casein
> in the milk.
> It's not "cooking", it's metabolic breakdown.   I am a molecular
> biologist and chemist, with four years of UCSC to back it up.   I'd be
> happy to sit down with you and teach you the science behind the
> metabolic breakdown of various things you eat, including
> phenylalanine.
> I'm not telling you what to, or what not to eat.  However, I will
> defer to good peer-reviewed science when it comes down to the safety
> of products like Aspartame, Sucralose, Saccharine, etc.
> I will, always happily share my love of science with anyone though.  *grin*
> -Martin
> <aspartame.jpg>

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